Nutrition and Hypothyroidism

The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped organ that sits at the base of the neck. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that are involved in critical functions such as regulating heart rate, breathing, metabolism, blood pressure, the menstrual cycle, body temperature and a lot more. If your thyroid is not functioning properly it will have a knock on effect elsewhere in the body. Disorders of the thyroid occur when there is too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) or when there is too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism).